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So I am stuck at home with a Hurricane screwing everything up, mind you it is not here nor is it bothering me but my Local, State and Federal Government are playing it safe, so with that being said I want to take my time and type up an idea. Now I don’t know how exactly to implement this idea, but I hope by posting it here, better minds can discuss it, fine tune it and maybe just maybe figure out how to proceed. That idea would be a flat screen LCD gaming monitor, a retro capable screen, for me that would be something with the following specs: · 4:3 aspect ratio (no more than 16:10) · 20-27 inches diagonal size · Inputs like SCART, YPbPr, Composite, VGA and an HDMI · Able to handle input resolutions like a OSSC or better yet just have an OSSC processor/firmware inside · No remote control – ease to use on screen setup (of a very ease remote to navigate the On-Screen Menu) · One power cord · Built in speakers This all came about after recently trying to figure out how to get a reasonable video output out of a few of my classic video gaming systems (In my case Sega Genesis, Neo Geo [consolized] & a PC Engine). This seemed really simple, turned out it really was not. I ordered an YPbPr cable (component) and got an older LCD 20” TV connected up the Genesis and ‘no signal’ was displayed on the screen. This caused me to have to go out and learn about all the frequencies, resolutions and aspect ratios. All I wanted was to play the games with a decent picture – simply. So that led me to the OSSC and Framemeister type devices and the myriad of cables required to do this what a headache. Side Note: I also bought an Analogue Mega SG and although wonderful with HDMI output that looks great I have to play it on a screen that is 16:9 (widescreen). See I don’t really want to play my games on my 65” living room TV, which might not be the case for everyone, but for my having a smaller dedicated gaming screen that I can setup on a desk and play games would be ideal. So my hope here is to start a conversation about this and maybe get someone that is smart enough or maybe has experience with this kind of thing and maybe, just maybe, could either convince a monitor manufacture to make a dedicated ‘retro gaming’ display or someone starts a Kickstater type thing to do just this. I personally do not have the knowledge and experience to do so, but I would back one – instantly! So I look forward to a conversation about this, and seeing if I am the only one dreaming of this or if there really is a market. Because the old monitors I am going to have to use now are not going to last that long as they are 10 to 15 years old now.
So I am a fairly neat and organized person. On my Wii U, I have everything organized into sub folders, such as "Games", "Nes", "Media" "Admin" "SNES" "N64" etc.... which is why my Wii U menu looks nice and clean and everything is easy to find. Has anyone heard any discussion of this happening on the Switch anytime soon? The User interface is really nice and slick but its so BASIC i feel like its a few steps back from the Wii U sometimes. I mean the thing doesn't even have a web browser... but I digress. Now that I have a number of download games, it sure would be nice to not have everything piled in one place. What are your thoughts on the best optimizations you'd like to see to the switch menu/user interface?